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Former Bears QB Mark Sanchez suspended for performance-enhancing drugs Former Bears QB Mark Sanchez suspended for performance-enhancing drugs
- April 14, 2018

The former USC quarterback spent last season with the Bears as a backup to Mike Glennon and rookie Mitch Trubisky but did not see the field. Sanchez, 31, is still looking for a team in 2018 but may have trouble signing with anyone now that he will have to sit out four games. (more...)
NCAA approves new football kickoff rule NCAA approves new football kickoff rule
- April 14, 2018

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel has approved a proposal whereby players who fair catch a kickoff inside their 25-yard line would be awarded a touchback. A 40-second clock will be used between touchdowns and extra-point or two-point attempts, and between kickoffs and the first play of the ensuing possession. (more...)
Boxer taunts Mexican opponent with pro-Trump trunks-gets knocked out Boxer taunts Mexican opponent with pro-Trump trunks-gets knocked out
- April 14, 2018

But then again, Vargas said it all by knocking over the man representing Trump's wall. American boxer Rod Salka had what he thought was a great idea in order to play a mind game against Mexican fighter Francisco Vargas. The fight had to be stopped after six rounds after Salka suffered so much damage that his corner chose to throw in the towel , ESPN reports . The boxer is now 24-5 in his career with this marking his first loss since he was eviscerated in two rounds by Danny Garcia at ... (more...)
Former Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski joins Seahawks Former Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski joins Seahawks
- April 14, 2018

The Seahawks have not re-signed kicker Blair Walsh, who became an unrestricted free agent this offseason. He has made a league-record 55 field goals from 50 yards or longer in his career and once shared the NFL record for the longest field goal after hitting a 63-yarder in 2011. (more...)
Aguero out for Manchester City vs
- April 14, 2018

He admitted that Sunday's game against Spurs would be another hard game for his side. "After that game I don't know if he'll be ready for the Swansea game (on April 22)". With a ten point lead over Chelsea in fifth, a game in hand against Liverpool , and a favorable run-in, they don't NEED to beat City to qualify for the Champions League next season. (more...)
Stars coach Hitchcock, 3rd in wins, retiring after 22 years Stars coach Hitchcock, 3rd in wins, retiring after 22 years
- April 13, 2018

Hitchcock returned to Dallas this season after 15 years away, with stops in Philadelphia, Columbus and St. Louis. The 66-year-old ranks third all-time in career regular-season wins with 823 behind only Scotty Bowman (1,244) and Joel Quenneville (884). (more...)
Anthony Joshua speaks out on Wilder fight and makes MAJOR offer Anthony Joshua speaks out on Wilder fight and makes MAJOR offer
- April 13, 2018

I don't understand where they're coming from. Joshua-Parker had a peak audience of 379,000, which was less than Saturday's main event of a Showtime-televised tripleheader in Las Vegas, Erislandy Lara vs. But each belt comes with eliminators and who you have to fight next, and Povetkin is one of them. If I was to list which [negotiations] would be easiest I'd put them at the start. (more...)
Pittsburgh Penguins dominate Philadelphia Flyers in Game 1 Pittsburgh Penguins dominate Philadelphia Flyers in Game 1
- April 13, 2018

With a win in Game 2 on Friday, the Flyers can tie the series - and even steal home-ice advantage in the process. With that in mind, let's take a look at the competition this season and how it could all shake out. "You guys are talking about sort of all the details and it's just things that we can't be thinking about", Giroux said quickly after an early skate Wednesday. (more...)
Mets C Plawecki (hand) out 2-3 weeks Mets C Plawecki (hand) out 2-3 weeks
- April 13, 2018

Kevin Plawecki has suffered a broken hand. The Mets said before Friday's game against Milwaukee that Plawecki was going to the DL, retroactive to Thursday. The timing is awful for the Mets, who have raced out to a 10-1 start this season. Former All-Star backstop Miguel Montero was designated for assignment by the Nationals earlier this week. (more...)
Wizards' Jodie Meeks Suspended 25 Games for Violating NBA Anti-Drug Program Wizards' Jodie Meeks Suspended 25 Games for Violating NBA Anti-Drug Program
- April 13, 2018

The punishment will prevent him from being on the team's postseason roster. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Friday that Meeks will miss the Wizards' playoff run after testing positive for "banned compounds Ipamorelin and Growth Hormone Releasing Peptide-2". (more...)
Video replays won't be used in Premier League next season Video replays won't be used in Premier League next season
- April 13, 2018

The Premier League has asked that VAR be used more extensively in the FA Cup and League Cup next season. Premier League club bosses also want to explore more use of big screens to inform the crowds and getting messages that VAR is being used on PA tannoys. (more...)
Trump lawyer wants to stop US from using seized material Trump lawyer wants to stop US from using seized material
- April 13, 2018

The Cohen raids have stalled negotiations between the White House and the special counsel about a possible interview with the president, even though the investigation into Mr. What's especially interesting in this case is that search involves an attorney. "Factor in that, in this instance, it was the president's own attorney". (more...)
Juventus open communication with Man United attacker Martial Juventus open communication with Man United attacker Martial
- April 13, 2018

While only Romelu Lukaku has played more than the 43 games the England global has started for his club, just 22 of those have come from the beginning of games. "You always go to that one". "If I was you I would ask why Lukaku plays every match, why Matic plays every match", he said . He last started a match in mid-March, in the 2-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion in the quarterfinals of the FA Cup. (more...)
Keane advises Wilshere to sign whatever Arsenal are offering Keane advises Wilshere to sign whatever Arsenal are offering
- April 13, 2018

Earlier in the season, when you look at some of the performances - away at Manchester City, away at Spurs - and you just felt they were going to concede especially against the bigger teams. Real Madrid are the bookmakers' favourites to win the trophy in Kiev but Arsenal great, Dixon has opined that Liverpool's attack can get the better of any opposition on their day. (more...)
National Football League insider: Cowboys expected to part ways with Dez Bryant National Football League insider: Cowboys expected to part ways with Dez Bryant
- April 13, 2018

Bryant has two years remaining on his Cowboys deal. Last season, the 2014 All-Pro wideout had 69 catches for 838 yards and six touchdowns. Bryant has two years left on his current deal, and is due to have a $16.5-million cap hit in 2018, which would be the third highest among all National Football League receivers, according to Spotrac . (more...)
Tonya Harding, Adam Rippon Join 'Dancing With The Stars: Athletes' Cast Tonya Harding, Adam Rippon Join 'Dancing With The Stars: Athletes' Cast
- April 13, 2018

Olympic figure skater Mirai Nagasu will also compete for the mirror ball trophy with her partner, Alan Bersten. Rippon, who is the first openly gay US Olympian, has been paired with Jenna Johnson. Josh Norman , 30, of the Washington Redskins will cha-cha with Sharna Burgess. Hosted by two-time Emmy-winning host Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews, " Dancing with the Stars: Athletes " is the hit series in which celebrities perform choreographed dance routines that are judged by a panel of ... (more...)
Arsenal boss says no need to be too anxious about Mkhitaryan injury Arsenal boss says no need to be too anxious about Mkhitaryan injury
- April 13, 2018

The former Manchester United attacker suffered knee ligament damage in their 4-1 home win against CSKA Moscow at the Emirates Stadium. However, the first leg of the Europa League semi-finals is scheduled for April 26, and Wenger will be keen to see Mkhitaryan, 29, back in action by then. (more...)
Hornets relieve Steve Clifford of head coaching duties Hornets relieve Steve Clifford of head coaching duties
- April 13, 2018

Clifford, who coached the Hornets for the past five seasons, finished with a 196-214 regular-season record . Charlotte failed to make the postseason for the second year in a row after going 36-46. Clifford, a defense-oriented coach, struggled to put together teams that could stop opponents in his final two seasons, in part because of a lack of bench strength. (more...)
Seahawks sign backup QB Stephen Morris after postponing workout for Colin Kaepernick Seahawks sign backup QB Stephen Morris after postponing workout for Colin Kaepernick
- April 13, 2018

The Seahawks signed a backup quarterback on Friday, but it was not Colin Kaepernick . Morris went undrafted out of the University of Miami in 2014. The Seahawks visited with him a year ago and considered it again this week, and the Baltimore Ravens entertained the idea of bringing in Kaepernick last summer. (more...)
Johnny Manziel converts 50-yard completion, scores TD on ground Johnny Manziel converts 50-yard completion, scores TD on ground
- April 13, 2018

Players pay to participate in the two-week Spring League, which has goals of helping them develop skills and providing a showcase for teams from the NFL and other football leagues. But he "showed I can still throw the ball around", emphasizing that an National Football League team's decision to sign him is out of his control. "We have another month or so to work out and not worry about anything". (more...)
Europa League: Arsenal handed Atlético test, Marseille to face Salzburg in semifinals Europa League: Arsenal handed Atlético test, Marseille to face Salzburg in semifinals
- April 13, 2018

And Wenger conceded - perhaps like Barcelona , Real Madrid and Lazio - that it was hard for Arsenal to motivate themselves for the second leg, having won so comfortably in London. The England striker, who scored twice in Sunday's 3-2 Premier League win over Southampton, added: "It was hard today - away from home in different conditions - but we stuck through it". (more...)
How long should Nazem Kadri be suspended for? How long should Nazem Kadri be suspended for?
- April 13, 2018

With the Boston Bruins leading the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-1 in the third period of Game 1, Kadri delivered a vicious hit on Bruins winger Tommy Wingels . Kadri was penalized five minutes for charging and was given a game misconduct. Kadri had been skating a fine line for most of the night with his physical play. (more...)
Big Laois Interest In Aintree Grand National Big Laois Interest In Aintree Grand National
- April 13, 2018

With the 2018 Grand National coming up, punters the world over are getting ready to travel down to the track and stick a few quid on their likely banker. Jockey Club Racecourses created the honorary 41st place ahead of the 2017 Grand National for five-year-old neuroblastoma campaigner Bradley Lowery, who died in July. (more...)
Barcelona Confirm Rakitic Injury Ahead Of Valencia Clash
- April 13, 2018

Catalan daily Sport had celebrated Barcelona being paired with Roma in the quarterfinal but was scathing about the outcome. "If we look at the first leg, we did play well and were able to cause Barcelona a lot of problems. "Albeit that was the first leg, the away leg against Juventus when they were beaten 3-0 - it was absolutely a twin, identical to the 4-0 thrashing in Paris". (more...)
Celebrate Wawa Day with free coffee on Thursday Celebrate Wawa Day with free coffee on Thursday
- April 13, 2018

The beloved chain boasts close to 800 locations in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions, including Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Florida, New Jersey and Washington, D.C., in addition to gas stations outside of those states. (more...)
Semenya wins gold in 800m, sets new games record Semenya wins gold in 800m, sets new games record
- April 13, 2018

Semenya's time of 1:56.68 saw her comfortably surpass the previous mark, which had stood for 16 years, although she was still some way short of breaking the oldest track world record in athletics - set in 1983. The 800m silver now takes Kenya's tally of medals at the games to 12 after the 3,000m steeplechase team swept the tables. Semenya won the title in a new games record, with Kenya's Margaret Wambui second in 1:58.07 with Jamaica's Natoya Goule third in 1:58.82. (more...)
President Trump salutes Crimson Tide in White House ceremony President Trump salutes Crimson Tide in White House ceremony
- April 13, 2018

After all the state of Alabama is a Mecca for rednecks; Alabamians love football, pedophile senatorial candidates, and of course Donald Trump . In his tenth year in charge of Alabama, Saban rolled the dice in the CFPNC game, replacing starting quarterback Jalen Hurts with freshman Tua Tagovailoa. (more...)
Blue Jackets Beat Capitals in Overtime With Artemi Panarin's Amazing Goal Blue Jackets Beat Capitals in Overtime With Artemi Panarin's Amazing Goal
- April 13, 2018

Maybe the Blue Jackets didn't, but they didn't make it easy on themselves, falling behind 2-0 on power-play goals by Evgeny Kuznetsov scored on Anderson's five-minute major penalty for boarding and injuring Washington's Michal Kempny. "I'm happy because it was a hard game and a big win". Andre Burakovsky and Tom Wilson are two players that I thought were having really good showings until they both chose to lose all brain capacity in key moments. (more...)
Favre: 'I've had hundreds, probably thousands' of concussions Favre: 'I've had hundreds, probably thousands' of concussions
- April 13, 2018

The three-time NFL MVP who played from 1992-2010 and was known for his aggressive approach to football said Thursday on NBC's " Megyn Kelly Today " that he is experiencing short-term memory issues. My dad was the coach, he was strong on me, he was a hard-nosed, merely in-your-face-type of man, and he didn't know what concussions had been about. We realized fundamentally what there had been a concussion, nevertheless the thought process in those days was because you'd a tiny mind ... (more...)
Cubs look to hand Pirates first series loss Cubs look to hand Pirates first series loss
- April 13, 2018

Jon Lester made his third start of the season for the Cubs , and he lasted five innings, giving up seven hits and four runs. With two homers in each of the first two games of the series, Baez became the first Cubs player since Alfonso Soriano 10 years ago with back-to-back multihomer games. (more...)

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